BTS comeback MV Boy With Luv ft. Halsey has been released on April 12, 0600H KST. The MV is the fastest (so far) video to reach over 74 million views in Youtube and has peaked to #1 most trending video to most countries.
Following the release of their new album Map of the Soul: PERSONA is soaring its sales and became the first album to ever surpass 2 Million sales records in Hanteo history. The album is currently breaking sales records not only in the band’s native country but all around the world.
An “idol” according to Merriam-Webster, refers to an object of extreme devotion; a representation or symbol of an object of worship; a likeness of something; or a form of appearance visible but without substance.
In Korean wave or “Hallyu” wave, an “idol” is a term used for South Korean musical artists who acquire devoted fans from being signed under a mainstream entertainment agency. They often undergo training to become a part of a Korean pop group.
While an “Idol” (stylized in all caps) is a 2018 hit song recorded by K-pop giant group, BTS. It is influenced by traditional Korean instruments, featuring the Janggu, mixed with a modern hip-hop beat, creating a refreshing and surprising sound.
The song mainly about how each members expresses their feelings towards haters or how people actually looked down on idol groups and how they are not taken seriously. The track “Idol” is somehow how BTS members addresses their haters who are stereotypying Korean pop groups or artists and that whatever they think of them as idols they don’t care and what matters is that they love what they’re doing and they love who they are.
“You can’t stop me lovin’ myself!”